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Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program launches Innovation Networks

| National Defence | backgrounders

On May 28, 2018, the Department of National Defence launched Innovation Networks, the second element under the IDEaS program. Through this program element, academics, industry and other partners are encouraged to come together to form collaborative Innovation Networks. Areas for support of advanced research and development will vary over time depending on Canada’s current and future defence and security innovation challenges.


Government of Canada announces contract award to the University of Waterloo for research and development in support of Arctic surveillance

| National Defence | backgrounders

With an investment of close to $133 million through to 2020, the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) science and technology program will support the development of innovative solutions for enhanced domain awareness of air, maritime surface and sub-surface approaches to Canada, in particular those in the Arctic.


Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program

| National Defence | backgrounders

As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, adapting and innovating quickly are crucial to developing and maintaining capabilities that address the challenges presented by today’s evolving global defence and security environment.


Government of Canada announces contract award to Cellula Robotics Ltd for research and development in support of sub-surface surveillance in Arctic

| National Defence | backgrounders

With an investment of close to $133 million through to 2020, the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology program will support the development of innovative solutions for enhanced domain awareness of air, maritime surface and sub-surface approaches to Canada, in particular those in the Arctic.


Canada-Jamaica Defence Relations

| National Defence | backgrounders

Canada and Jamaica share a long-standing, close bilateral defence relationship that continues to grow.


National Defence and the preservation of HMCS Sackville

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As Canada’s oldest warship and the sole remaining Flower-class corvette, HMCS Sackville is an important part of Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) history. Commissioned on December 30, 1941, Sackville served proudly through to the end of the Second World War.


Integrating Australian Jets into the Current Royal Canadian Air Force Fighter Fleet

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Canada recently announced its decision to purchase Australian F-18 aircraft to supplement the current fleet of fighter aircraft. These aircraft are of similar age and design to Canada’s CF-18 fleet and can be integrated quickly with minimal modifications, training and infrastructure changes.


Canadian and U.S. emergency management officials testing new communication technologies to improve emergency response

| National Defence | backgrounders

On November 15 and 16, 2017, the Department of National Defence’s Centre for Security Science and the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate conducted the fifth Canada-U.S. Resiliency Experiment, known as CAUSE V, to demonstrate how technologies can enable Canadian and U.S. emergency management officials and responders to communicate and exchange information as emergency incidents unfold.


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